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McKinley Middle Magnet School

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Magnet schools in Baton Rouge offer advanced coursework and extensive extracurricular activities for high-achieving kindergarten-through-12th-grade students. Students can take a myriad of courses ranging from science to dance at exemplary magnet schools, many of which have received A ratings from the Louisiana Department of Education.

East Baton Rouge is home to public magnet schools that specialize in:

  • Business and legal studies
  • College-preparatory academics
  • Emerging technologies
  • Foreign-language immersion
  • Montessori education
  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Visual and performing arts

Students at area magnet schools learn to speak French and Spanish as early as kindergarten and conduct original science experiments in middle school. High school students explore stars and planets in astronomy, choose from extensive Advanced Placement courses, earn college credits in subjects such an English and math and join clubs that focus on subjects from yoga to animal welfare to Japanese animation.

  • Baton Rouge Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

    Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts is a pre-kindergarten-through-5th-grade campus where the arts are incorporated in all aspects of the curriculum. Recognized as a Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, BRCVP received an A rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for 2014-15. >>

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School

    Baton Rouge Magnet High School regularly appears on the U.S. News & World Report national rankings of the best American high schools. This selective 9th-through-12th-grade magnet school also holds multiple championship titles in statewide academic and athletic contests, including the 2012 Louisiana Science Olympiad and a state title in track and cross country. >>

  • McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School for Visual and Performing Arts

    McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School for Visual and Performing Arts prepares 6th-through-8th-grade students for success in high school through a challenging, arts-focused curriculum. McKinley Middle received an A rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for 2014-15. >>

  • University Laboratory School

    This selective kindergarten-through-12th-grade school received an A rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for 2014-15. >>